Title: The Fat Boy Chronicles
Street Date: January 3, 2012
Run Time: 78 minutes
Suggested Retail: $29.99 US
Director: Jason Winn
Actors: Ron Lester, Cole Carson
The Fat Boy Chronicles is inspired by a true story. Jimmy Winterpock is a 14-year-old boy. He has a lot to deal with in his life, being bullied by some of his peers, just trying to fit in at school, and seeing his best friend deal with his alcoholic father, to name a few. Jimmy has an assignment for one of his classes of keeping a personal journal that gives insight regarding his feelings in this story.
Jimmy goes in for a routine physical early on in the movie and is told he is 5’5″ and 188 lb. He briefly opens up to the physician about being bullied at school for his weight and is told that the teasing will be the least of his problem if he doesn’t lose the weight. Jimmy starts his own weight loss plan by running and eating better. It is awesome to see the support of his family. His dad starts even running with him. His mother is supportive of his goals too. Thankfully, he has the support network of home and church as he battles many unfortunate events. Jimmy perseveres to lose weight and wins the heart of a girl who faced her own battle in the past of cutting.
This movie does not sugar coat the problems teens face in the real world. I think this is a great movie for teens and adults, even maybe a school media center for the light it sheds on bullying. We all need to respect others and not chastise them for their differences.
This movie may be purchased through major retailers, various video-on-demand and digtial outlets. It is available on Amazon.
Disclosure: I received a copy of The Fat Boy Chronicles through Phase 4 Films. The thoughts and feelings are my own. No other compensation was received for this post.